Saturday, January 14, 2006

Media Discovers Sharon Treatment Foulup

Today the New York Times finally wrote about a significant news story first reported in the blogosphere -- a possible foulup in the treatment of Ariel Sharon.

As I said in an item the other day, this story was broken by the IRIS Blog. If someone got there first let me know, but I do believe IRIS achieved a world-class scoop days ahead of the MSM. Similarly, IRIS was way, way ahead of everyone else in reporting the gravity of Sharon's medical condition.

The irony is that the Times has a full-time doctor-reporter on its payroll, and other reporters no doubt have the invention known as the "telephone" they can use to call experts, as IRIS did. Why didn't they? I figure it is one of two possibilities: "stupidity" or "incompetence."

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